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Geriatrics

Faculty - Geriatrics

George Taffet, MD (Subspecialty Education Coordinator) is Professor and Chief of the Department of Geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Robert J. Luchi, M.D. Chair in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Taffet received his medical degree from Brown University and went on to Residency, Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, as well as Research Fellowship all at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Along with his numerous publications, Dr. Taffet's research interests include aging and cardiovascular function, arterial rigidity and mouse models. His clinical focus is diastolic heart failure and age-related cardiovascular changes.

Rashmi Jaitly, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Geriatrics section at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jaitly completed her medical education at Calcutta National Medical College in West Bengal, India. Her extensive training includes an internship in internal medicine at Calcutta National Medical College and an internal medicine internship at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City. Dr. Jaitly has also completed a residency in psychiatry at Central Institute of Psychiatry in Ranchi, India, a residency in neurology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, a residency in adult and child psychiatry at Central Institute of Psychiatry in Ranchi and a residency in internal medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Boston, Mass. She completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and then a wound care fellowship at Baylor. A board-certified physician, Dr. Jaitly specializes in wound care.

Laura Morrison, MD is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine. As a clinician-educator, she is both an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Section at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Director of Education for the Division of Palliative Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. She spends the majority of her time as an attending physician on the Palliative Medicine Consultation Service at Houston Methodist Hospital. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Morrison enjoys working to increase hospice and palliative medicine education locally and nationally and to build the palliative medicine program at Houston Methodist Hospital. She has most recently enjoyed the privilege of working on the national competency standards for hospice and palliative medicine fellows and the opportunity to implement a required palliative care experience for all third year medical students at Baylor.

Geraldine Salmeron, MD, F.A.C.P., is an assistant professor of Medicine in the Geriatrics section and Geriatric Medicine Associates(GMA) at Baylor College of Medicine(BCM). Dr. Salmeron is a BCM alumni and she completed an internship in medicine, a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at the College. Her postdoctoral training also includes an additional two year research fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Salmeron is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She is the Director of the Geriatric Longitudinal Ambulatory Care(LACE) course for third medical students at Baylor College of Medicine and she is the also the Co-Director for the Texas Geriatric Interest Foundation. Her interests include Geriatric education for Baylor medical students, transitional care from hospital to home, long-term care and assisted living. Dr. Salmeron makes selected home and Skilled Nursing Facility visits and she also provides coverage for GMA clinic patients who are hospitalized.

Sarah Selleck, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, specializes in geriatrics with clinical interests in palliative care. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Selleck earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. She completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

Susan P. Williams, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialty certification in geriatric medicine. She specializes in geriatrics with clinical interests that include dementia and delirium, preventive health and osteoporosis. Dr. Williams earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. She completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.